Work on an ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird populations in western Montana. Work includes bird banding (target captures), hormone sampling, morphological measurements, and behavioral observations. Successful applicant must be proficient in banding, bleeding, measuring and handling adult passerine birds. Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack during daily 5+ miles of mountain hiking). Expect early morning starts, six days on/one day off.
Position starts as early as April 1st and continues through July (start and end dates flexible by 1-2 weeks). Pay is $2000-2500/mo, depending on experience. Will provide reimbursement for travel to Montana (up to $450) and can also assist with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have your own vehicle to drive to field sites, but will be reimbursed for gas for travel to outlying field sites (>20 miles from Missoula, MT).
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Renee Duckworth, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see Dr. Duckworth’s web page www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about the project.